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mdashDate Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

mdash

Ran most of the way up and all the way back. Cool, windy, some rain, but had a good time!
Posted Aug 13, 2005 9:29 pm

jim donaldRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: august 7, 2005  Sucess!
Barcroft open house - first 14'er - great up. Serious lightning and hail all the way back turned the entire route white - could see the sun shining down in Bishop. Looked fine going in but after 20 min on summit, storm developed surprisingly fast. Astounding views of the Sierra.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 7:04 pm

saladRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: 8/7/05  Sucess!

salad

Open house day! Mother nature wouldnt let it be a gimmie tho, and pelted us with hail for a solid hour from the summit down. A little sketch with the lightening.
Posted Aug 11, 2005 3:44 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: 6 Aug 05  Sucess!

bechtt

Used the hike (and the night spent at the gate) to acclimate for Sunday's hike in the Sierras. Great views west including the storms brewing over the Sierras but the dirt road getting to the gate sucked (no matter what the vehicle clearance)
Posted Aug 8, 2005 10:57 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Threatened by thunderstorms but only got a few raindrops.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 6:03 pm

transplanthikerRoute Climbed: 4x4 road Date Climbed: Aug. 06 2005  Sucess!
My brother (who donated his kidney to me) and myself started at 5:25am from the Barcroft gate. The sunrise was epic. We passed the Barcroft facility at 6:40am. We stayed together until we reached the switchbacks at the base of the mountain. My brother quickly pulled ahead of me and reached the summit exactly three hours after we started. I reached the summit 25 minutes later at 8:50am. I began feeling symptoms of altitude sickness so I signed the register and descended. My brother felt fine the whole way and we arrived back at the gate at noon. I would recommend this hike for the great views. BE SURE TO ACULAMATE BEFORE GOING!!
Posted Aug 7, 2005 7:28 pm

k2linkRoute Climbed: trail from barcroft Date Climbed: August 4, 2005  Sucess!

k2link

After missing the opportunity last summer (due to a sinus/inner ear infection), climbed to the summit this summer. Left Barcroft gate at 3 am, hit the summit around 8:30. It was spectacular hiking under the stars, then watching the sun rise across the Great Basin as I approached the mountain. Ran out of "gas" about 3.5 miles before I got back to my car... dragged my sorry b**t in a little after noon.



To echo some other comments... the road to Barcroft is very difficult for low clearance cars. My Corolla was not happy. The forest service really understates the suitability of the road for "passenger cars." Would recommend high clearance whenever possible!
Posted Aug 5, 2005 10:00 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: 4x4 road Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005  Sucess!

Dean

Camped at Grandview which makes it a 21 mile drive to the gate. The road beyond the Schulman grove is pretty washboarded for most of the remaining 16 miles and makes one want to be using a rental vehicle instead of mine. Saw a guy just a bit beyond the Schulman grove checking his tires for the drive into Barcroft. What made it interesting was that he was driving a low slung passenger car with those new narrow tires they sell to lower the profile of the car. When I asked him if he knew what lay ahead he let me know that his car had all wheel drive. I wonder what the tow truck bill will be for that guy. Anyway, it is a nice hike and I had a nice day to enjoy the mountain pretty much all to my self. Saw only one other hiker all day. Beautiful mountains and those bristlecone trees are outstanding.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 9:18 pm

RobRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

Rob

Walked up the 4wd road.
Posted Jul 31, 2005 9:21 pm

thomascantyRoute Climbed: The road Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

thomascanty

My second time to the summit, I did this with a group of friends after camping at Grandview for a couple days.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 4:49 am

tonyoRoute Climbed: road Date Climbed: July 15, 2005  Sucess!

tonyo

Great hike to the summit. The views were beautiful, though the clouds were rolling in. Thunder began as soon as we reached the summit; I only stayed for about 5 minutes before heading down. No ill effects of the altitude, save for shortness of breath. There were only two other people on the trail (a couple from Switzerland) until we were almost back down to the Barcroft facility. Big fat marmots everywhere.
Posted Jul 16, 2005 10:35 am

tallboy21Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: July 2nd, 2005  Sucess!
Did this hike with my best friend. We spend two days at 8000 ft in Mammoth, then drove up to the parking lot. This wasn't enough acclimatizing, so the hike kicked out butts. We left Mammoth around 7am, took around 3 hours to make it to the parking lot. Our hike was 8 hours car to car and we were the last ones of the summit. I'd recommend this climb, but acclimatize in the parking lot first, leave earlier and be in better shape.
Posted Jul 6, 2005 1:17 am

MaeganRoute Climbed: White Mountain Road (4x4 track) Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!
I did this hike with my husband a couple of weeks ago. Great hike with fabulous views of the Sierras. We were not able to drive all the way to the Barcroft gate due to snow on the road, so we ended up doing a 22 mile slog (roundtrip). It was pretty cold and very windy. We were exhausted by the time we got back to the car, but we had a great time.
Posted Jun 28, 2005 9:15 pm

ilukaRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!

iluka

Took advantage of the fact that I was working at the White Mountain Research Station and shaved 4 miles and a thousand feet off the round trip. It's a straightforward walk-up with no technical challenges at all. A real treat is to do it under a full moon as the elevation and lack of trees make for a tremendous amount of light when the moon is out. Another helpful tidbit... one weekend each year around Labor Day, the research station has an open house where they let you drive to the Barcroft Station at 12,500 feet. That allows you to shave off the 4 miles and 1000 feet on the trip. The only downside is it's very crowded that day and ranks low on the solitude front.
Posted May 20, 2005 1:17 am

ChuckORoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 4th, 2002  Sucess!

ChuckO

Cold the night before. Pleasant walk.
Posted May 11, 2005 12:13 pm

k2linkRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: June 27, 2004

k2link

This was my last training hike before going to Africa to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. Turned back early in the hike, due to extreme dizziness/vertigo (this turned out to be a sinus infection, which was causing an inner ear/balance problem... did manage to get it cleared up before I went to Kili). I enjoyed this area, especially the Ancient Bristlecone Pine forests, and will go back next summer to finish the climb!
Posted Apr 11, 2005 2:21 pm

Brian FrederickRoute Climbed: west ridge Date Climbed: Early 80's feb. and march  Sucess!

Brian Frederick

Tried twice, made it once. First try was in march by south ridge variation. Frustrated by dry bushwacking in woolies and looking across at the snowy sierras. Hit snow and camped + 10,000'. Got hit by storm at 12,000' and turned back. Next year in feb. did north ridge variation., again dry til high up. Reached summit after fighting winds and blowing snow along the ridge to find fantastic views but it was 5 degrees and blowing 20-25, didn't stay long. It's good to hear about the camp being fixed up, almost makes me want to go back.
Posted Mar 10, 2005 11:37 pm

puma_patrickRoute Climbed: Barcroft Station Date Climbed: May 28, 2003  Sucess!

puma_patrick

We rode the bikes this time. It took just 2:30 to summit.

It looks pretty stupid pushing bikes the last 500 feet of elevation. But a great ride out!



This is our second time on the Mountain



PJC
Posted Mar 9, 2005 12:15 pm

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: 7/11/04  Sucess!

granite4brains

Perfect day - spectacular views of the High Sierra .. also saw a real nice sunrise on the way up.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:28 pm

balajisvRoute Climbed: South Face (class 1) Date Climbed: Jul 18 2004  Sucess!

balajisv

The drive to the trailhead really rocks (your vehicle :) Great views of the Sierra and esp. the Palisades etc.
Posted Feb 25, 2005 2:23 am

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